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Stephanie Dooley Nelson is an appellate lawyer with extensive trial experience.
represents clients in intermediate Texas appellate courts, the Texas Supreme Court
, and federal circuit courts of appeals.
numerous appeals include jurisdictional challenges, mandamus petitions, and interlocutory and accelerated appeals that often involve time-sensitive and complex procedural issues.
Drawing on her
previous experience as a trial lawyer, Stephanie
also focuses her
practice on assisting trial teams with motion practice, evidentiary issues, the jury charge, and litigation strategy.
deep understanding of all elements of the litigation process enables her
to bring extensive value to her
collaborates with trial teams by anticipating and handling issues that often arise on appeal, such as preservation of error, Batson challenges, sufficiency of the evidence, and the judgment.
In addition, she
routinely drafts and argues dispositive motions in conjunction with her
Stephanie's broad litigation and appellate experience extends to almost all facets of commercial and business litigation, including fiduciary obligations, professional liability, employment relations, contract disputes, insurance coverage, and products liability.
clients have hailed from a broad spectrum of market sectors, including law firms, manufacturing, insurance, aviation, trucking, and oil and gas production.
From 2004 through 2009, Stephanie
was named a Texas Rising Star, as chosen by the Texas Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters legal division and published in Texas Monthly magazine
also has a long history of leadership in the Dallas legal bar.
Stephanie formerly served as President of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL), Chair of the DAYL Foundation, and a member of the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors.
In 1997, Stephanie received her law degree, cum laude, from Baylor University School of Law, where she was Managing Editor of the Baylor Law Review, a decorated speaker on the moot court team, and received the President's Award as the law school's outstanding student.
Stephanie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in 1991.
Stephanie formerly was a partner with Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal in Dallas.
Veteran Appellate Lawyer Stephanie Nelson Joins Dallas' Hankinson LLP